Billy Connolly is the best stand up in the country, and there are few informed comedy critics who'd disagree. He's not always hilarious but he is always engaging and even when he's not making you cry with laughter, he can take you into his world and entertain you.
This is an improvement on the disappointing 'Live In New York' and for the most part, it's just brilliant stuff. Connolly obviously has a basic structure for each show, but unlike Eddie Izzard with his faux ad-libbing, Connolly genuinely gives flight to thoughts that sometimes take him so far off track, he has to ask the audience to put him back on the right path.
I love that this was filmed in Adelaide, a lovely little Australian city often overlooked by the hustle bustle of Melbourne or Sydney. Billy loves the country too and this comes over well on this release.
A few bits fall flat: the drawn out description of the musical he'd like to make never really works, and at other times he appears more angry then funny, but Billy's admittedly an odd character and he's said before that the stage is like therapy to him; the place he can vent, and I don't mind at all that he does so.
A great gig by a truly gifted man. Decent running time too, at just under two hours. Watch the King show you how it's done.